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FAQ
GENERAL
Q: In which year was Bank of Beirut incorporated?
A: Bank of Beirut was incorporated in 1963 under the name of Realty Business Bank s.a.l. The Gefinor Group took control of the Bank in 1970 and renamed it "Bank of Beirut s.a.l.". With the aim of enhancing its market position, Bank of Beirut s.a.l. has made strategic acquisitions: Transorient Bank sal in June 1999, Beirut Riyad Bank s.a.l. in December 2002 and Laiki Bank (Australia) Ltd in February 2011 which had changed its name later on to become Bank of Sydney.

Q: Who is on Bank of Beirut's Board of Directors?
A: Information about our Directors can be found in the Board of Directors section of this website.

Q: How many branches does Bank of Beirut have in Lebanon and Overseas? Are their affiliates and subsidiaries, local and abroad?
A: Bank of Beirut s.a.l. has 65 branches in Lebanon, four branches overseas (Three in Oman and one in Cyprus) and 16 branches in Australia. Our bank also has fully owned subsidiaries in Lebanon: Bank of Beirut Invest s.a.l., BOB Finance s.a.l., Beirut Brokers s.a.r.l., and Beirut Life s.a.l. In addition, the Bank has a subsidiary in the United Kingdom through Bank of Beirut UK which has two branches in London and Frankfurt and a subsidiary in Australia, Bank of Sydney, with a network of 16 branches located in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Bank of Beirut also has representative offices in Dubai – U.A.E., Lagos- Nigeria and Accra-Ghana.

Q: What is the ranking of Bank of Beirut in Lebanon?
A: According to BankData Financial Services, Bank of Beirut has been able to improve its ranking during the end of the financial year 2014 to rank seventh in terms of Total Assets, 3rd in Net Income & fourth in Total Equity.
Bank of Beirut s.a.l. is the bank with the highest capitalization level among the largest banks operating in Lebanon (as measured by equity to assets ratio) and the leader in the Trade finance activity with the first ranked in terms of LCs Volume. For detailed financial and economic reports, please refer to our Annual Reports.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
Q: How to receive documents related to the annual general meeting?
A: Ordinary general assembly meetings are held once per year. Shareholders are invited through the newspapers and our website.

Q: Whom should I contact for additional investor related questions?
A: Any additional questions can be submitted through the contact us section of this website, by e-mail, or by calling the investor relations team at 961 1 985750.

FINANCIAL INFO
Q: How do I request Bank of Beirut's annual report?
A: Annual reports can be downloaded from the website under financial results and events. Historic annual reports are also available. If you still require hard copies of the Annual Report please request a copy by mail providing your full contact details.

Q: When will the next set of financial results be reported?
A: All upcoming announcements and events are listed on the group news section of this website.

Q: Where can I find information on historical ordinary dividends?
A: Please refer to the dividend history section on this website.

Q: When does Bank of Beirut's fiscal year end?
A: The bank's fiscal year ends on December 31st.

Q: Do I have to wait till the end of year to know how Bank of Beirut is performing?
A: Bank of Beirut will provide quarterly reports under the name "Investor Presentation" showing an overview of the Lebanese banking sector and the performance of our bank compared with its peers along with any expansion and important events that occurred during the quarter.

BANK OF BEIRUT SHARES
Q: Where are Bank of Beirut shares listed and what is the ticker symbol for its shares?
A: Bank of Beirut shares are listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE). The ticker is "BOB.BY".

Q: How many shares does Bank of Beirut have in issue? How many shares are listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange and available for trading? 
A: The total number of shares issued is 55,229,400 shares as of March 201 of which 21,584,467 shares shares are listed on BSE. Please refer to the section share data on our website for more details on the securities and trading data.

Q: What other types of securities are listed?
A: Other types of listed securities are priority common shares & preferred shares type G, H, I and J Please refer to the section share data on our website for more details on the securities and trading data.

Q: How can I find updated data for Bank of Beirut shares?
A: Please refer to the share data section of this website.

Q: How can I obtain more information on preferred shares such as redemption dates, dividend rates & dividends dates?
A: You may wish to consult the term sheet available on our website under market data or you can request a copy of the prospectus which is available at your nearest branch.

Q: How do I buy and trade Bank of Beirut shares?
A: They may be bought through a bank or directly with a brokerage firm.

Q: Who is Bank of Beirut's registrar?
Midclear s.a.l.
Aresco Center,15th Floor,
Justinien Street, Sanayeh
P.O.Box: 11-7971 Beirut - Lebanon
Tel: 961 1 749594

Q: Who is Bank of Beirut's independent auditor?
Deloitte & Touche
Chartered accountants and registered auditors
Gefinor Center,
Suite 101,Clemenceau Street
P.O.Box 113-5144 Beirut - Lebanon
Tel: 961 1 748444
Fax: 961 1 748999
Email: mewebmaster@deloitte.com

DFK Fiduciaire du Moyen-Orient
Sin El Fil - Mkalles,
Fouad Chehab Boulevard,
Geahchan bldg., 2nd Floor
P.O.Box: 110-167 Beirut - Lebanon
Tel: 961 1 480917 | 723
Fax: 961 1 496682
Email: bdofiduc@cyberia.net.lb

Q: Who is Bank of Beirut's lawyer firm?
A: Soumrani lawyers and legal counsel.

Q: What should I do if I change my name or address?
A: Kindly write and inform us on any change in address or personal data.

 
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